Sunday, June 19, 2011

It's not easy being green

Or so Kermit the frog sang many years ago...But I disagree....I LOVE green...green is my colour of choice when its comes to decorating...I have had all manner of greens in my house, now in my back room there is a very pale green on my lower walls...I occassionly  splash out and try different colours, well blue...(like when we were building our house 12 years ago and I went blue for all the wet area tiles!!!!!that was pregnancy brain decision!!!!)I like to wear it too...though I generally have black and denim...lol...for this weeks colour assignment over at twinkle twinkle in the summer of colour I have been inspired to create 3 items....
1. My little chair cover...it looks like a skirt don't you think...I have had these amy butler fabfics for years now, and I only had a very small amount of them, so I am going to make 4 of these covers with different colours as inspiration...as I have stated before, I am certainly not the best sewer in the world and just invent as I go along, thus, a creation...I am pretty happy with it...


2. All we are saying is give peace a chance...I am a huge beatles fan and always have been....I wanted to show my love in a simple piece that will go into my back room...these frames from ikea are fabulous...they make anything look good...these are all individually diecut on my cuttlebug and stuck down...it took me forever...the turquoise butterfly as opposed to the green shows that one person can make a difference...well that's what  i wanted to say in this piece...lol...


3. My journal page...i wanted to express something that has been really getting to me lately...with all the beautiful blogs out there, art blogs, home decor blogs etc...it is so easy to feel inadequate, not good enough, hopeless, jealous...this page was to remind myself that what I have is very good indeed...to try and appreciate what I have and be happy...
it says the grass is greener...so they say ...but...be thankful for what you have what you can do...list...family friends love life playing being able to create listeniung to music parenting etc...

This page is from the blue week...i forgot to post...i am sorta new to the whole journaling thing and get a bit anxious putting pages out there...''ok...looking forward to seeing what everyone else posts...don't forget too if you want my little cat cushion let me know...i have 3 to give and only one person said they want it...otherwise I'll just throw them out...

until next time
lots of it
Mandy
xxx

46 comments:

Elis. ;o) said...

Thank's for visiting my blog, Mandy! :-)
I love your Journal-pages and your "happy whimsical" chair cover. Green is my favorite color too, so it really hit home with me! :-)
I am still working on my green. Having lots of fun with it though!
I'll be popping in again soon! :-))

linda said...

All three of your entries are beautiful and all so different. You have been busy! I love the picture with the butterflies, the white frame certainly shows it off really well. and the journal is also brilliant.

Lorraine said...

great green and blue pages..love all the fabric work too and of course being from Liverpool we are all brought up on the Beatles from a very early age!

scrapwordsmom said...

Everything you have created is breathtaking!!!!!!!!!!!!! I really really really LOVE your butterfly piece!!!!!

Michelle said...

Thanks for all your sweet comments! You are ambitious, and your projects are lovely ♥

NatashaMay said...

LOL! I first thought that was a skirt but it's a chair cover. :))) LOve it! There is a lot of green here and all so very beautiful. :)

JaN's ArTy JouRneY said...

Wow, you have been busy with green!
I'm loving the little ruffles 'skirt' chair cover!! So unique!
... the butterfly picture is beautiful.
..and your journal pieces are fantastic too!
Your love of green has really shone out this week!
Jan x

Alis Clair said...

Great greens - and blue.
I love the chair skirt - inspired. May have to have a go at that myself.
xx

linda said...

Thanks for your comments on my green challenge. The pens I use are either Pilot drawing pens or a Sharpie Fine Liner pen.

missy k said...

Hi

First.... thanks for telling me I posted the wrong link!!! I have asked Kristin to delete my first link (like she doesn't have enough to do!!!)

I love what you've been up to this week for 'Green'..... its my fave colour too.

Your seat cover is really fun and funky, and your butterfly picture is perfect..... the Ikea frames are just right for your art.

My favourite piece is your journal page.... it really 'spoke' to me!

Karenx

WrightStuff said...

Don't stop posting! Love all your pieces, especially those journal pages :)

joanna said...

Wow Mandy! I love all three pieces! my favorite is the picture frame. love how the butterflies are outside of the frame. real clever :))

Chris said...

Wow you've been a busy lady and beautifully so... all of your pieces are so unusual but all wonderful in their own way...bravo!!

toadinaboat.com said...

Love your journal pages and your little stool skirt. That is so cute!

Liette alias Pixelle said...

Mandy!!!...you impress me so much...I like your cover seat, it look fun to sit on it!!! all your other project are beautiful....I will follow you for sure next week..xxx

JessiVille said...

Mandy, I love Amy Butler fabrics and I love the Beatles!!! Your chair cover is so cute - dig the ruffles. Of course I think your Beatles inspired installation is fab! And then your journal page - awesome arting! You have so much talent my dear. Enjoyed the additional blue page too. Jessi xox

Trudy Callan said...

Mandy, thank you so much for putting my sewing blog on your blog roll and visiting me there and for your lovely comments. You are so sweet. It is so nice to be back in touch after my long break. I appreciate you not giving up on me and for checking up on me so often. I've missed everyone.

That is the most adorable chair cover. Love it!

Melinda said...

I love your work you get so much done. I know how you feel about journal pages I'm new to it too but your pages are great.

Kindred Spirit said...

I'm loving your blog! You're so incredibly creative :D Love love love butterflies!

Pam Tucker said...

What wonderful pieces you've posted! Your chair cover is awesome! Great fabric! And I LOVE, LOVE your butterfly piece. It's fantastic!
And I really love the way you do your journal pages. ALL lovely work! :)

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

what wonderful things you have created! That seat cover is just too cute! great way to use up those small pieces of fabric! LOVE it!

Netty said...

Loving all of your entries. Loving your beautiful fabric work and Journal pages. You certainly love green....lol Brilliant work. Annette x

Nan said...

Love all your projects. Your chair cover is so cute. You could probably sell those TO Ikea! Enjoyed seeing all your ideas. :) Nan

Beverley Baird said...

Love your journal pages! They do say a lot - messages we all need to hear!

Ella said...

Wow, so much fun over here! I love the chair cover and the scrapbook page! The butterfly page is cute, too~

Amy said...

I love everything...and I love green to...great stool..it's so chic! Love the journal/scrap pages..you do inspire me!! I love the Peace project..and that song ROCKS!!!

Kristin said...

LOVE it! Wow - those chair covers are right up my alley - I SO love how many fabrics you are using for one stool - really, really fabulous! And a beautiful journal page (well 2 ;) with a wonderful message and reminder - AND another art piece! I love it so much - you are really going to have a new look for the house when you are done! Thanks so much for all of your efforts - and for sharing them with us, xoxo

Kathy said...

Hi..love all your pieces for the green..you have been very busy.. those little chair covers.. are just adorable.. love that pic too with the verse.. looks great..I love Ikea frames..lol and both your journal pages are really great..
Thanks for popping in too

Jenny said...

Wow Mandy... I love it all... gorgeous fabrics in your chair cover, love the framed Beatles lyrics and your journal pages (both green and blue) are fabulous... totally relate to the feelings behind the green journal page...

Jenny x

aichaku-愛着 said...

wow you are productive! love everything that you did. that table skirt is genius. now i want one too

Joyce said...

Wow have you been a busy girl! It's all wonderful.

Emakesart said...

I love green...my car is lime green! Love the chair skirt. Very cool! And I'm also lovin the butterflies AND the journal pages! You are multi-talented my dear.

xoE

Sandi said...

Mandy, look at all of your projects! Wow! Love the message of your journal page - so true for all of us. Your chair cover is so fun! I'm good to get one project done each week! Hugs..

Terrie said...

I'm new to journaling too so totally understand about putting stuff "out there" but there's also a sense of accomplishment and validation when the page is "published". Your pages are fab and nothing to be worrying about....they're definitely good enough! So keep creating!

helena said...

great pieces - I absolutely love the chair 'skirts' and the butterfly piece is beautiful

shedreamsofthesea said...

Wow I really like everything you've created here, great chair!

creatingme said...

oh man, I love it all! I cannot believe the chair cover. And I love the Beatles, and I love love love those journal pages. You are a rock star!

Georgie Horn said...

These are absolutely wonderful!

The Altered Paper said...

Fantastic Journal Pages! Very Creative! Hugs,Tee

Janet said...

All your green creations look great! I like the little skirt covers. It's a clever idea. And your butterfly picture is beautiful and so fresh looking. But I love your journal pages!! The greens ones and the blue ones....fantastic.

Sharon said...

Love all the ways you used green!!!

mariasangel said...

all your pieces are great! my fave is your chair cover!! all the different patterns and colors! delish!

darlene said...

Very creative and happy art work. Love those butterflies too!!!

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kluckingbear said...

You're so great at combining different elements and patterns. I'm still pretty conservative when it comes to that kinda stuff, but I'm getting better. I love your finished pieces!

haikulovesongs said...

first, you have NO reason to feel inadequate ~ you are VERY talented. second, i have fallen deeply in love with your "Give Peace A Chance" piece, both for your art and the message {unfortunately all too appropriate these days.}

i love your work, Mandy! ♥ dani

Trece said...

My goodness, your green butterflies are brilliant - so light and airy. I love the way they extend past the frame. And your scrapbook page, too - yum! And of course, the blue. You are a talented artist!!